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(Sorta) Daily Writing Prompt 04-23-2015

I’d like to propose a daily writing prompt challenge. The original post is here . The prompts come from a book titled More Daily Wisdom: 365 Buddhist Inspirations . It consists of daily quotes from various Buddhist writings intended to inspire, to get the reader to think or feel. I wish to express this reaction in writing and hope to motivate others to do so also.

If you’d like to participate, please tag your posts 365DailyPrompt

The prompt for today, April 23, is:

If you’re looking for mouse turds, that’s what you’ll find. If you’re looking for gold, you’ll find that. But if you’re looking for your true self, it is not a thing to be found. Exhaust your thoughts and discard whatever you’re holding and your true self will be revealed.

My guess is that mouse turds are a bit easier to find than gold, though I’ve never gone looking for them. As for your true self, why go looking for what was never lost? It might be obscured while a person is young and find his way in the world, but the true self is never lost. One can give it up, one can destroy it either accidentally or through recklessness, but it’s never hidden.

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iwrite28 wrote on April 24, 2015, 5:34 AM

Today's prompt is a complete message in itself -- and a really good one at that.

msiduri wrote on April 24, 2015, 8:11 AM

Thanks. I hope you'll be inspired to write something in response?